Vermont Made Episode 4: Wearable Eco-Art with Tara Lynn Bridal
“Some of my customers are entomologists, some of them are teachers, some of them are moms, some of them are artists.” —Tara Lynn Scheidet
In this episode of Vermont Made, eco-fashion designer Tara Lynn Scheidet shares how she brings nature to life on her custom wedding gowns, and how she grew from a typical New York City fashion student to an eco-conscious couturier in the woods of Vermont.
This episode contains explicit language that is uncensored. Listen to a uncensored version here.
“Having no interruptions and no phone calls… That’s a big part of why I moved here. I could be working on a dress for somebody with butterflies, and I’d just go out in my yard and take pictures and observe wildlife. I didn’t show you this, but my studio is full of boxes of dead insects.”
Tara Lynn Scheidet works by hand and on vintage sewing machines to create one-of-a-kind wedding gowns from natural, organic and re-purposed fibers—gowns that are custom made for clients throughout the U.S. and around the world. Known as an eco-fashion designer, Tara Lynn’s work has appeared at a number of shows around the country from New York to San Francisco, Canada and Europe.
Tara Lynn designed the eco-friendly evening gown worn by Ashley Wheeler, Miss Vermont, during the Miss America pageant. She was featured in People Magazine for the hemp wedding gown she made for American Idol singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox. In 2009, Tara Lynn was honored as the Vermont SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Tara Lynn Bridal has been featured in Brides Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Sweet Violet Bride, Rustic Wedding Chic, Vermont Bride Magazine, and more. Aside from making wedding dresses, Tara Lynn also makes natural fiber wearable art jackets dedicated to endangered species.